Russell Wilson driven at an early age

Although he didn't develop into a big leaguer, it wasn't because of a lack of effort

Originally Published: March 3, 2014
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers area scout Chris Kemp remembers the first time he saw current Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on a baseball field four years ago.

"I was watching batting practice, and he's laying out in center field and jumping up against the wall to catch balls," Kemp said. "Then he's sprinting to shortstop when the groups switched and scooping up balls there. I'd never seen anybody get after it in pregame like he did.

"I watched the guy a bunch, ...

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